Celebrate Older People’s Day in Barking

PUBLISHED: 10:47 26 September 2012 | UPDATED: 10:47 26 September 2012

A range of events are taking place in Barking for Older People's Day

A range of events are taking place in Barking for Older People's Day


Barking and Dagenham will be celebrating UK’s Older People’s Day by holding a host of activities from photography classes to dancing.

The day of events, at various locations in Barking town centre on Monday (October 1), aims to challenge stereotypes and perceptions of elderly people as well as showcase local talent.

Activities include free sporting activities and health checks, workshops on IT, social media, hair and beauty, and dance.

There will also be the opportunity to try photography (bring a camera) and cook healthy meals for one.

Over 50 information stalls will offer a range of products, social activities, volunteering, as well as services, among them, homemade jams and cakes, amateur dramatics, art classes, bingo, handmade jewellery, card making, Henna designs and sensory impairment equipment and information.

Venues include Barking town square, the Barking Learning Centre, Abbey Sports Centre and the Broadway Theatre.

Cabinet member for adult services, Cllr Linda Reason, said: “This year promises to be even bigger and better than previous years.

“It’s always a popular event but this year there is such a wide variety of activities on offer that I’d like to encourage everyone to come along, as there is bound to be something of interest”.

To find out more information visit or call 020 8227 2386.

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